GayCalgary® Magazine

Articles in the March 2015 Edition
Open Your Closet
Edmonton Queer History Project wants your memories and memorabilia
Celebrating 35 years of Edmonton Pride, this year the Edmonton Queer History Project (EQHP) is asking the LGBTQ community for the stories and artifacts...
Spectrum Volleyball
Gay-friendly sport league emerges from Apollo
Fully volunteer-run and operated, Spectrum Volleyball is an affordable ($7 for two hours of play), fun way to be active and meet likeminded individuals...
Harvey Fierstein On Fire
Broadway legend talks Kinky Boots, his ‘legendary disaster’ and how drag influenced the gay movement
"I’m sorry," Harvey Fierstein growls in his unmistakable Brooklyn gravel, "I gotta go on with my life." And so, after our insightful...
Islamic State
Barbarism turns its attention to homosexuals
The whole Western world knows of the atrocities carried out by The Islamic State (ISIS). The videotaped beheadings of Western, and now Japanese, journalists...
Discussing Community Safety
Sharing too much information via cell phones
Hello again everyone. I want to start by thanking everyone who took the time to attend police headquarters recently to view the anti-bullying panel event...
The Western Cup
Apollo Friends in Sport Celebrates 33 Years on Top
For 33 years the annual Western Cup has been putting Calgary on the map for its excellence in providing a topnotch LGBT* sporting event. Director TJ Fedyk...
Ivanka Chews the Fat!
Well-loved character returns to Lunchbox to light up your noon hour
She’s an adored character all over Canada, particularly here in Calgary, and her writer and portrayer Jo-Ann Waytowich can only guess that relatability...
Flick off the SAD
Winter Blues vs. Philips goLITE BLU
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression or winter blues, impacts many people living in northern climates such as Canada. For...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Ellen DeGeneres, Russell T. Davies, Baz Luhrmann, Dan Savage
Ellen’s sitcom factory The most popular daytime talk show, a line of household products, a real estate hobby that makes her even richer, and, oh yeah...
Tom Cochrane
Still Riding Life’s Highways
There are those in the Canadian music industry who have earned the title of icon. Tom Cochrane – whose 40-plus year career has seen multiple hits, both...
The Coming Out Monologues Come Into Their Own
Expanded, independent and a new chapter with faith
The Coming Out Monologues, YYC, has been dazzling audiences with the true, raw, sometimes funny, and sometimes gritty tales of coming out for the past...
Catching Up with John Waters
Cult icon on his divine career, kink freaks, James Franco and how filmmakers ‘try too hard’
John Waters has taken many deviant turns during his influential career as a cult icon who’s constructed a legacy out of the poop-eating, mom-murdering...
Out of Town
Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina
There aren’t many places in the United States that suggest romance more palpably than the jewel of southeastern lowcountry, Charleston. This beautifully...
The Frivolist - Reading Rainbow
10 LGBT Books to Bide Your Time Until Summer
Since Punxsutawney Phil went and ruined all our plans for an early spring, we’ve got a couple more weeks of winter to endure. That makes this the perfect...
Underneath It All
Gwen Stefani on ‘late’ introduction to gay community, teaching her kids individuality and why she’s politically private
From bed in her Los Angeles home, Gwen Stefani insists she doesn’t mind doing her first gay press interview in a decade on her day off. "I love talking...
Michelle Visage Comes To Alberta!
Drag Race Judge on Battle of the Seasons’ Tour and Season 7
At the time of our interview, in late December, Michelle Visage was a woman with many secrets that she could not tell. Not yet announced for Celebrity...
Luck of the Drawers
You don’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day for a friendly leprechaun to share his charms with you.  If you’re looking to get lucky, here are some sexy green...
The Many Faces of Amy Acker
Catching up with the ubiquitous actress known for stealing hearts
Who hasn’t Amy Acker been? The woman is an utter chameleon. Underneath that calm, quiet and sweet interior lays a cunning and ruthless shape shifter. Or...
Beyond the Bon-Bon
Ricky Martin talks love life, shirtless selfies and how he’d react to having gay sons
A single tweet changed Ricky Martin’s life, and then it changed the world. When the internationally famed Puerto Rican heartthrob came out in 2010, declaring...
Queer Eye
Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2015 Rupauls Drag Race Battle of the Seasons - 2015 Tour at Flames Central, Calgary
A Couple of Guys
Twin Piques
A Couple of Guys
Egg On His Face
A Couple of Guys
Debt Collectors Items
A Couple of Guys
Coffee Clutch
News Releases
Children of Lesbian Parents do not show more Problem Behavior than Children of Straight Parents Dutch adolescents raised in planned lesbian-parent families...
Mz. GayCalgary March 2015
Dyna Myte
Allan Oen, also known as Dyna Myte, has been doing drag on and off since he was 21. Born in Saskatchewan and raised on a farm, he moved to Calgary in 1995...
LGBT Community Directory
GayCalgary Magazine is the go-to source for information about Alberta LGBT businesses and community groups—the most extensive and accurate resource of...
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Online Articles this Month
Creep of the Week
Sam Brownback
After an awful seven year stretch, state employees in Kansas have finally been granted equality with the rest of the Kansas workforce. Thanks to Gov...
The OutField
Eric Barthold helps boys ‘man up’
As a junior at Colby College, Eric Barthold took an education class called "Boys to Men." When a senior writing her thesis about sexual assaults...
Editorial Cartoon
Moore's Commandments
Creep of the Week
Dr. Vesna Roi
Having a child is one of the most stressful things you can do. Yeah, it can be one of the most amazing parts of your life, but it also opens your eyes...
Editorial Cartoon
Business Friendly
Wax On, Wax Off
10 Disgusting Spots You Forgot During Spring Cleaning
Spring is just around the corner – thank you, Mother Nature! – and that means it’s time to put on your cleaning pants. But before you muster up the motivation...
Now at Loose Moose
Rebecca Northan Makes Trouble With New Show
As a fan of Rebecca Northan, it is hard to picture her as a troublemaker. She is one of the most generous actresses in Calgary, taking young actors under...
Alan Doyle Concert
One Great Big Show
It has long been a mystery to me why, when a member of a popular band does a solo project and tour, the fans don’t support it as much as they do the group...
Nickelback Concert
Not the Calibre of Past Shows, Still a Night to Remember
I am a Nickelback fan. Yes, I have heard the jokes and comments. While mocking the band remains a ‘thing to do’ the fact is, they are consistently one...
Creep of the Week
Linda Wall
Don't you hate it when you wake up one day and realize that your entire life has been one long improv sketch masterminded by Satan? You go to sleep totally...
Hear Me Out
Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile, Rumer, The Unthanks
Kelly Clarkson, Piece by Piece Kelly Clarkson’s seventh studio album finds the American Idol champ at a crossroads. Does she fix what’s not broken? And...
Editorial Cartoon
Erin Go Home
Alberta Ballet Presents
The Union of Hattori’s Carmen and Kylián’s Forgotten Land
This Spring Albertan’s will be treated to an interpretation of the classic tale of Carmen. Alberta Ballet’s Yukichi Hattori brings his vision of the provocative...
Creep of the Week
Ben Carson
Years ago, long before her role as Big Boo on "Orange is the New Black," Lea Delaria had a bit in her stand-up act that went something like...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Laverne Cox, Phylicia Rashad and Raven-Symone play lesbians, Madonna
Court attire is the new black for Laverne Cox She was the first trans actor nominated for an Emmy for Orange is the New Black. And now Laverne Cox can...
The Frivolist
10 Ways to Gayify Your Honey Bunny’s Easter Basket
Even if you’re not religious, you can still celebrate a fluffy pagan Easter with someone you love. But instead of the tiny trinkets and cavity-inviting...
Editorial Cartoon
The Ben Carson Gaffe in a Nutshell
And Then, The Lights Went Out
Detective Story Comes to Life at Stage West
And Then, The Lights Went Out is Stage West’s latest offering, running until April 12th, and is the most Canadian show the company has produced in quite...
The Haunting
Spectacularly Spooky
I am one of those people who likes my horror a little old fashioned. Sure I like The Walking Dead and other such fare but there is something about a good...
Creep of the Week
Dolce & Gabbana
As I write this I'm taking a box cutter to my collection of Dolce & Gabbana handbags, shoes and frocks (wait, are frocks a thing? It seems like something...
Hear Me Out
Madonna, Rebel Heart
Like a virgin, Madonna is pure again. Cleansed of the unbecoming trend grabs that marred the icon’s erratic predecessors – namely the sinfully juvenile...
The OutField
The fight for rights for female coaches
The story is current. But you can be forgiven for thinking it’s from 10 years ago. Or 50. Shannon Miller was one of the most successful coaches in college...
The Book of Mormon
Something incredible
In 2011 The Book of Mormon took Broadway by storm. The first musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park became an immediate hit with 14 Tony...